- Brooklyn, New York,
- December 31
- I grew up an Ohio farmgirl but left the country behind for the bright lights of NYC. I'm a blogger of city life (unapologeticallymundane.com) and super-fine food (donuts4dinner.com).
MY RECENT POSTS
- NBD, Hurricane
November 02, 2012 01:07PM
- Shootin’ Photos of Some
October 25, 2012 11:43AM
- Off to the Circleville Pumpkin
October 16, 2012 11:09AM
- Happy Halloween from Smiling
October 11, 2012 10:26AM
- It Was My Birthday, and You
October 10, 2012 11:09AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Love this! I'm plain,
ol' white, but my Persian
August 16, 2012 05:47PM
- “So glad you commented on
a recent post of mine so I
find and read this.
August 16, 2012 05:44PM
- “So glad you wrote this.
It deserves to be and NEEDS to
July 19, 2012 01:37PM
- “Thanks! Not only is it
gorgeous, but it's huge! The
scale of everything
May 10, 2012 02:59PM
- “Beautiful. And also
panic-inducing. I need to call
my dad. I
need to visit
May 04, 2012 06:40PM
Katie Ett's Links
- MY LINKS
I guess the rule with me is that I don’t like kids unless I know them. Or know their parents. Or have seen pictures of them on a blog. Before I visit my friend Katie, as I do every time I’m home, I secretly start thinking things like,… Read full post »
This was me basically the entire time Kamran and I were in Ohio last week:
And this was Kamran:
But he totally had a great time! I think!
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany more pictures and stories to come.
Remember all of the fun of last year’s Circleville Pumpkin Show? Well, it’s happening times twelve this year, ’cause Kamran’s coming, too!
I bought a tripod recently from my long-time blogfriend, Kat, who was leaving the country and offering up all of her belongings. I was like, “Hey, sure, I’m new to this photography stuff and could use a nice tripod at a discounted price.” And then I was like, “HOLY… Read full post »
I’m probably the last person you’d ask about makeup and periods and styling your hair. I’ve literally never worn liquid foundation a day in my life, and the one time I wore liquid eyeliner, a co-worker said, “Oh, my gosh, Katie, something’s wrong with your eyes! Go lo… Read full post »
You’re my honeybunch, sugarplum, pumpy-umpy-umpkin,
You’re my sweetiepie
You’re my cuppycake, gumdrop, snoogums-boogums,
You’re the apple of my eye
While in Union Square the other night, Kamran and I noticed that the Andy Warhol Monument had been defaced:
The question is: was it done out of love (an admirer playing a bit of a practical joke) or out of hate (a fellow artist scorning Andy with the… Read full post »
My dad, always a little too quick to torture my sister and me when we were kids, probably invented Pinch Day one year when he realized he’d spoiled us with too many gifts yet again. It’s the day after your birthday, the day when everyone can make up for how… Read full post »
This weekend is my birthday. I usually throw myself an elaborate party just so my friends will be forced to dance, but this year, Kamran and I are just planning a nice, quiet lunch at Per Se. And by “nice, quiet lunch”, I mean the extended tasting menu.… Read full post »
The only sad part about Steve Jobs being dead is that now I’ll never get to tell him personally how awful the iPod earbuds are.
Seriously, is there anyone out there who regularly uses his or her iPod or iPhone and hasn’t bought separate in-ear earbuds for it? And if… Read full post »
I love hipster SoHo as much as the next gal, but when I saw this lamppost coming out of the subway the other day,
I couldn’t help but think of the “Put a Bird On It” sketch from “Portlandia”:
Well, I chose a random number on Friday, and I’m pleased to announce that this was the winning comment:
Congratulations, Frenchie! Here’s hoping the road feels like… Read full post »
Our trip to the Hamptons a couple of weeks ago started out pretty ominously. My roommate (who prefers that I refer to him as my landlord), Jack, and I met our friend Jeff at his new apartment in Queens that has one of those old-style elevators where you have to… Read full post »
You may remember my dreamy Greyhound trip to Atlantic City last year, and if you do, you’ve probably been dreaming of one of your own ever since.
The price of art is a funny, funny thing. I remember seeing a macro photograph of some water for $900 at a museum in Southern California when we were there last month and thinking, “Kamran’s 3-year-old niece could’ve accidentally shot that if we handed her a camera.” I think… Read full post »
I’ve been wearing the same pair of glasses since, like, forever. I still like them, the prescription still works for me, and I don’t wear glasses that often, anyway. Also I am cheap. So when my vision insurance offers to pay for either my contacts or my glasses,… Read full post »
The Hamptons feels so far away from New York City that I sometimes forget I’m still in the same time zone. We ride around in cars there and eat pastries on the empty patios of cafÃ©s and stock up for the weekend in grocery stores with aisles big enough to… Read full post »
My friends and I have gone back to our house in the Hamptons one last time this weekend to pretend like summer didn’t end already. I guess if the ocean’s too cold, we’ll just have to spend the time in our heated pool, sipping our alcoholic beverages and peeing… Read full post »
Here’s the thing: there’s not much I really mind the MTA forcing me to do, but if you’re going to force me to do something, just make sure I can actually do it. I’ve been one of the biggest champions of the Select Bus Service that runs up 1st Avenue and… Read full post »
Written in my old LiveJournal, from five years ago today:
I called him at 7:01 to let him know that I’d be a minute late. “Well, more like two minutes,” I said, since I was already at the one-minute mark. “I’m just waiting for you outside,” he said, and I… Read full post »
Star Wars wallpaper by Super7
I’ve never seen Star Wars. I don’t know that what’s-his-name is Luke’s father, and I don’t know that Luke and Leia are brother and sister, and I couldn’t name that famous planet they’re all from right now if you had a gun to my… Read full post »
I was still living in Ohio on 9/11/01. I was on summer break from my freshman year of college, living at home, and working at a science museum. After the first plane struck the first tower, my dad called up the stairs to my bedroom, “Kate, I think you’ll… Read full post »
When I wore my insanely rad FableAndFury two-headed deer necklace the other day, multiple people commented that they’re pretty sure it’s just two deer standing beside each other:
It’s not two deer, people! It’s not cutesy! It’s dark! DON’T YOU KNOW HOW INCREDIB… Read full post »
For a short while, the recording that played when you called my company was of my voice. When our new phone system was installed, the woman who records the greetings company-wide was on vacation, so the IT department asked me to record the greeting.
Wait. Actually, they asked me… Read full post »
A salon in Downtown Brooklyn:
So, then, what is white elegance? Is it too racist if I say “spelling things correctly”?